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Photos: New 83,5m mega yacht SAVANNAH (hull 686) by Feadship

January 26, 2015

The all-new 83,50-metre mega yacht SAVANNAH (hull 686) successfully hit the water at the Feadship’s Royal de Vries facility in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands yesterday, on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Beautifully designed by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects and CG Design, taking inspiration from the 2010 Feadship Future Concept Breathe yacht, luxury motor yacht SAVANNAH boasts the pioneering electro-mechanical propulsion platform, offering fuel economies of thirty per cent. Below are the photos of this highly innovative vessel, moored at the Feadship’s Royal de Vries facility, together with the 46m Feadship superyacht Como. The photos have been released by ‘dutchmegayachts’.

Feadship 686 mega yacht SAVANNAH and COMO superyacht at the Feadship's Royal van Lent facility in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands

Feadship 686 mega yacht SAVANNAH and COMO superyacht at the Feadship's Royal van Lent facility in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands

Feadship superyachts SAVANNAH and COMO

Feadship superyachts SAVANNAH and COMO

Luxury motor yacht SAVANNAH

Luxury motor yacht SAVANNAH

Luxury superyacht SAVANNAH

Luxury superyacht SAVANNAH

Gulf Craft attends Dusseldorf Boat Show 2015

January 26, 2015

To strengthen their continuous global expansion, the premier Middle Eastern luxury yacht builder, Gulf Craft, along with its international dealers, were present in the superyacht hall of the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2015. The event, which closed its doors yesterday, on Sunday, January 25, 2015 represents the largest indoor boat show in the world. Below are the photos from the yard’s participation in the boot Dusseldorf 2014, showing the scale models of the Majesty yachts, including superyacht Majesty 135. The photos have been released by Gulf Craft.

Gulf Craft stand at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2014

Gulf Craft stand at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2014

Majesty Yachts scale models on display at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2014

Majesty Yachts scale models on display at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2014

Guests checking out the Majesty 135 scale model at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2014

Guests checking out the Majesty 135 scale model at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2014

Photos from construction of Jarrett Bay 90’ motor yacht Project Ireland (Hull #62)

January 23, 2015

The new 90-foot motor yacht Project Ireland (Hull #62) is currently under construction at Jarrett Bay Boatworks in the USA. The largest Jarrett Bay custom sportfish to date, superyacht Project Ireland is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2017. Below are the latest photos from the construction of the striking Project Ireland, released by Jarrett Bay.

Rendering of the Jarrett Bay 90 Yacht Project Ireland (Hull 62)

Rendering of the Jarrett Bay 90 Yacht Project Ireland (Hull 62)

Designed to speed by the competition on the water, Jarrett Bay crew already has the 90′ super yacht Project Ireland moving fast on land as well. The special lightweight bulkheads the yard has innovated were laminated nearby and have been installed prior to getting underway on the hull’s skin. Planking of the port side and transom are near completion as bulkhead installation continues and planking begins down the starboard side.

Jig is almost complete - next step will be to 'true' it up and secure everything

Jig is almost complete - next step will be to 'true' it up and secure everything

Rib bands installed on both sides

Rib bands installed on both sides

Transom taking shape

Transom taking shape

Making quick work of planking entire hull

Making quick work of planking entire hull

Continuing on with planking

Continuing on with planking

CdM Nauta Air 86’ superyacht YOLO with interior design by Luxury Projects

January 22, 2015

Delivered in August 2014, the 27,15m (89’10’’) superyacht YOLO is a beautiful Nauta Air 86’ vessel, built by Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) to a design by Nauta Design. Luxury motor yacht YOLO boasts stylish and elegant interiors, designed by Luxury Projects.

CdM Nauta Air 86 super yacht YOLO with interior design by Luxury Projects

CdM Nauta Air 86 super yacht YOLO with interior design by Luxury Projects

Appointed directly by the young Owner of the YOLO yacht and thanks to his trust, Designers had a real chance to express all their creativity and utilize new ideas during the entire design process.

The Architecture and Design project of luxury yacht YOLO have been focused since the first step on a great attention of every single area of the yacht, trying to create a different style and a custom layout from the standard version with the aft salon and forward dining/galley & four cabins.

Luxury yacht YOLO - Exterior

Luxury yacht YOLO - Exterior

During the construction of super yacht YOLO one of the major efforts of the design studio was merging the very specific Owner requests with already planned or built structures.

Designers almost “re-invented” the existing furniture functions and spaces from the original standard layout. Great examples of this achievements are the introduction of the SPA and the VIP forward cabin, where the spaces were increased thanks to a different positioning of the side bulkheads and under-window furniture.

Design, constant research of innovative materials and lighting were the key points that allowed Luxury Projects studio to achieve the Owner’s expectations.

Motor yacht YOLO - Interior

Motor yacht YOLO - Interior

Laura Pomponi, CEO & Founder of Luxury Projects (LP) , says: “Thanks to the Owner trust, with my Team we had a real chance to express all our creativity and utilize new ideas during the entire design process. We really worked closely to the Owner following his strict requirements from the spaces, to the lighting effects, to the colors, and creating for him special warm and cozy interiors up to the custom-crafted paintings in the walls.”

YOLO yacht benefits from a fully-custom lighting system. Using state-of the art LEDs ( no more grids of ceiling spots), different white color temperatures were carefully elected along with a high-tech, top standard, custom entertainment system. This was highly demanding and meant the Designers had to find clever compromises with the available spaces and the furniture design concepts indoor and outdoor.

YOLO Yacht - Saloon

YOLO Yacht - Saloon

The independent Owner Area, full beam, rich of natural light both sides, shows her incredible spaces dimensions thanks to the glass doors dividing the cabin from the wide shower in travertino custom-designed tiles.

Passing by the wheelhouse the second staircase of the YOLO superyacht is leading to the elegant VIP in blue color tones and the green twin cabin with the possibility of conversion in a double bed. The amazing GYM-SPA area, where the wide and equipped gym is connected, with a proper wellness path, to the emotional shower and the hamman, is still enviable even in yachts of bigger dimensions.

Super yacht YOLO - Cabin

Super yacht YOLO - Cabin

The cozy salon with the relax area at forward and the custom lounge sofa opposite the TV are showing exactly, as per Owner’s request, the idea of asymmetrical spaces, where the dining area is the aft port side just behind the galley, custom designed in a white lacquered wood and top/splash in silestone material, same used for the bar counter creating a continuity of material from outdoor to indoor, trough the big window for a direct serving facility and overlooking the cockpit with the comfortable aft sofa.

The fully equipped wheelhouse from the dashboard to the functional chart-top and a nice starboard side bench with a folding table close to the wide archive shelves.

YOLO superyacht - Bathroom

YOLO superyacht - Bathroom

The Sundeck offering an incredible space, allowed the Designers to create different areas where enjoy sun, dining, relax and chill out. From the Jacuzzi joint to the side sunpad, the relax sofa is mid ship positioned, opposite the bar counter, fully equipped of fridges, ice-makers and a big barbeque-grill. One of the most exiting outdoor areas still remains the amazing forward sunpad on the maindeck with a proper atmosphere lighting and backlit biminis, where the top sound system is making it the proper space to enjoy a great cruise.

Favourite / key aspect of the YOLO yacht project

Design, constant research of innovative materials and lighting were the key points that allowed Luxury Projects studio to achieve a fresh and new interiors for this yacht, achieving the Owner’s expectations.

The Designers could really experiment with materials never before used on board as the real stone extremely light panels in the aft staircase to the Owner Area and the cork mirror frame in the bathroom, the VIP glass doors with inlaid silk wires and the horn details of the salon shelves and cabinet handles. Avoiding the standard shining leathers generally used on ceilings, the Designers carried out research into different finishes. The final result was a custom-made material similar to alcantara, giving a matte effect to the ceilings as well as the Owner’s cabin headboard is in a custom design woven goat leather, production by Luxury Projects Supplies.

The interiors of the YOLO yacht are largely dominated by natural nuances of white and taupe/brown, with some touch of colors as greens and blues, and have been given a tactile finish from the use of the personalized wood to the differing textures, leathers and fabrics, creating a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.

Luxury Project team really worked closely to the Owner following his strict requirements from the spaces, to the lighting effects, to the colors, and creating for him special warm and cozy interiors up to the custom-crafted paintings on the walls.

Caribbean catamaran vacation charter yacht LIR’s huge success at Antigua Charter Yacht Show

January 15, 2015

The 2014 Antigua Charter Yacht Show, held in the renowned Antigua yacht charter destination, located in the Caribbean, saw the 2014 Victoria 67 Catamaran LIR hold two fantastic lunches to showcase the yacht’s beautiful interior and the crew’s outstanding capabilities of service, customer care and Chef Natalia Sanchez’s delicious menu offered to the group of international brokers attending the show. The Caribbean catamaran vacation charter yacht LIR is still available for the remainder of the Caribbean season, offering 15% off her usual rate for weekly holidays booked in January and February; including Tortola or St Lucia yacht charters. Following her season here, she will move to the Mediterranean, where she will resume her availability for Croatia yacht charter, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France as well as Balearics yacht vacation.

Catamran yacht LIR

Catamran yacht LIR

The lunches, hosted by Captain Chris Stollery, Chef Natalia Sanchez, Deckhand Edd Collins and CharterWorld’s charter consultant Trina Howes aboard LIR yacht were held on the 7th and 9th of December with 16 brokers from various international yacht rental companies attending. Several of the brokers reported that it was the best lunch they had during the show. Captain Stollery entertained the group with stories about the yacht and his wonderful crew. He began with an explanation of how the yacht’s name came about before moving on to describe his career and background. Following this he introduced Edd, the deckhand who explained how he ended up in the yachting industry and aboard LIR catamaran yacht. A beautiful ‘Spanish Rose’ wine was poured freely during this conversation by the hosts, who made sure the glasses were never empty.

Luxury sailing catamaran yacht LIR - Chris, Natalie, Edd

Luxury sailing catamaran yacht LIR - Chris, Natalie, Edd

“The Paella was placed on the table with applause from all of the brokers. It looked stunning and it was quite a show.  Natalia then served it to everyone, making sure to scrape of the crispy bits from the bottom (the best bits).  The Paella was made with the finest ingredients and spices, some from her Grandmother’s vegetable garden in the form of dried sweet peppers. We could feel the love.” One of the brokers recalls.

The crew were around and present for the entire lunch, which helped everyone feel really welcome.  Trina Howes describes the experience: “Chris told us the story of how he met and “caught” Natalie, then Natalie told us stories of growing up in her family’s restaurants which explained her love for cooking.  It just felt like we were on charter with them, they were so friendly, relaxed and present and not just there to serve, even though they handled service perfectly.  All the brokers got to know the crew over lunch and I think they really enjoyed that aspect the most. The food was also amazing, which of course also helped.”

LIR yacht  - Chef Natalia

LIR yacht - Chef Natalia

Sailing yacht LIR is a 20,44m catamaran that was delivered in 2014 by the renowned Fountaine Pajot and Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design. She can accommodate up to eight lucky charter guests, in four spacious and comfortable cabins with en suite bathrooms. She is a fantastic choice for families or groups of friends, wishing to sail in style and ultimate comfort.

LIR - Alfresco aft deck dining

LIR - Alfresco aft deck dining

LIR - Natalia's Seafood Paella

LIR - Natalia's Seafood Paella

Yacht charter broker Amanda Brilliante described the boat and her experience aboard LIR during the show as: “…absolutely immaculate; tons of natural light, very spacious throughout and with a light and soothing decor reminiscent of the sea. She was beautifully presented – even in the midst of preparing for a broker lunch!

Lunch itself was amazing, especially in light of the fact that we had a gluten-free vegan onboard, so she “tweaked” the meal to suit and you would never even know.  I think we were all surprised at the delicious salad starter with tofu…it seems NONE of us are big tofu fans, including the vegan, so that was truly a triumph as we all found it to be (surprisingly) delicious.

Luxury yacht LIR - Master suite

Luxury yacht LIR - Master suite

But the star of the show was Natalia’s authentic Spanish paella…presented with a flourish and served “family style” on the table in a gorgeous (and HUGE) paella pan – something I’ve never seen even on “big boats”!  A stunningly golden rice, generously studded with peppers, shrimp and locally-sourced clams – properly served up by Chris with some of the “crusty bits” on the bottom of the pan.  Paired with several specially-chosen wines, it was simply a  wonderful presentation and a very, very special treat for them to share their culture with us.  We finished with a light and refreshing lemon-passionfruit granite…a perfect end to fantastic meal!

Aside from the meal, I must mention that the crew were absolutely adorable!  Chris, Natalia and Edd’s enthusiasm, the love for LIR and caring for guests were evident the entire time.  They are friendly and engaging, with great attention to detail, well spoken and just a joy to be around.  During our lunch each of them shared some history about themselves, their passions, and how they came together on LIR.  I just adored them, and could have happily remained chatting and laughing with them the rest of the afternoon!  They are the most bubbly, enjoyable, wonderful crew that I have met on any catamaran, ever and I would not hesitate to most highly recommend LIR and her crew to my clients.

Thank you again for a wonderful respite!

Catamaran LIR - Water toy fun

Catamaran LIR - Water toy fun

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LIR

The luxurious charter yacht LIR is still available for the remainder of the Caribbean season, offering 15% off her usual rate, for weekly holidays booked in January and February; including Tortola or St Lucia yacht charters.

After her season in the Caribbean, LIR yacht will move to the Mediterranean, where she will resume her availability for Croatia yacht charterTurkeyGreeceItalyFrance as well asBalearics yacht vacation. Please, contact our brokers for more information, dates and destinations available.

St Lucia Yacht Charter

St Lucia is renowned for some of the most dramatic scenery amongst the Caribbean islands, with plenty of attractions and places to visit. Most of St Lucia is mountainous, boasting rich rainforest as well as volcanos Petit Piton and Gros Piton. St Lucia charter yacht visitors will enjoy the area’s golden beaches in the North and more volcanic in the South. One of the places on the ‘must-visit’ list during St Lucia yacht vacation is the Pigeon Island. Here you can explore the ruins of Fort Rodney, constructed by the British in the 18th century. Once at the top you will be able to enjoy the mesmerising 360° views. Rain Forest Adventure Aerial Tram is another attraction, found in the Castries Waterworks Reserve near Banbonneau. Here, eight-seater gondolas take visitors up and down the mountainside for a very relaxing and unusual experience, amongst giant ficus trees and happily fluttering hummingbirds. More about St Lucia yacht charter …

Saint Lucia - Image credit to Saint Lucia Tourism Board

Saint Lucia - Image credit to Saint Lucia Tourism Board

Tortola Yacht Charter

Tortola is the largest and the most populated island of the British Virgin Islands and its white-sand beaches attract many holiday makers each year. You can choose to simply sunbathe and relax swimming in the crystal clear waters, explore the ancient ruins or savour the palatable local cuisine. There is a wide variety of activities to engage in, including swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, diving or enjoying the selection of water-toys offered by your Tortola charter yacht. You can also visit the protected anchorages at the Brandywine Bay, Cane Garden Bay or Trellis Bay, which is also known as the boater’s paradise. Read more about Tortola yacht charter …

Tortola - Photograph BVI Tourist Board

Tortola - Photograph BVI Tourist Board

New photos of Royal Huisman sailing yacht BLUE PAPILLON

January 12, 2015

Royal Huisman is delighted to be able to share a series of beautiful photos of sailing yacht Blue Papillon, under sail in the fabulous Mediterranean yacht holiday locations. Launched in 2013, superyacht Blue Papillon is a majestic 43m (142’) sloop, featuring naval architecture by German Frers, who defined a powerful, easily driven and high performance hull form, with a narrow entry forward and an elegant sheer to further balance the low profile deck house.

Royal Huisman super yacht Blue Papillon - Photo by Flypictures

Royal Huisman super yacht Blue Papillon - Photo by Flypictures

Paying particular attention to the underbody design, Frers further chose a moderate draft fixed bulb keel with short chord length, while the fully balanced carbon fibre spade rudder is controlled by a mechanical steering system to maximise sensitivity and responsiveness under sail.

The Rondal carbon fibre high-aspect sloop rig offers powerful windward performance and low aerodynamic drag, whilst an in boom furling system provides ease of control requiring minimal crew.

Sailing yacht Blue Papillon - Image by Flypictures

Sailing yacht Blue Papillon - Image by Flypictures

Exterior design highlights include no fewer than three cockpits: the extended coach roof provides shade and protection for the main cockpit; the helm stations flank a central cockpit; and an owner’s aft cockpit is equipped with a retractable dodger for extra privacy as well as a large sunbed.

Not visible in the images because the transom door is closed, is the ‘Beach Deck’: a fold-down stern platform and ‘grand’ staircase leading down to it when at anchor.

Blue Papillon Yacht from above - Photo by Flypictures

Blue Papillon Yacht from above - Photo by Flypictures

In addition, details such as recessed pop-cleats with integrated fairleads, a concealed swingover anchor system and margin-free hatches with hidden hinges, provide a deck that is completely free of unnecessary clutter.

A large (4.5m / 15ft) tender is stored in the lazarette. A foredeck locker contains a second rigid inflatable tender.

Blue Papillon superyacht - Top View - Photo by Flypictures

Blue Papillon superyacht - Top View - Photo by Flypictures

With her sleek exterior lines and marine blue hull and contrasting metallic silver superstructure, along with a contemporary interior with classic overtones by Rhoades Young Design, Blue Papillon yacht defines the yachting lifestyle with attitude and pace.

Royal Huisman invites you to visit the stand during the coming Boot Düsseldorf (17 – 25 January, stand G19, Hall 7A) to see more photos and a scale model of the yacht, along with many other exciting new projects.

Below is a selection of the striking charter yachts built by Royal Huisman.

Burma Yacht Charter aboard 52m Motor Yacht BELLE AIMEE

January 09, 2015

Anytime between January 13th until April 15th you can enjoy an unforgettable Burma Yacht Charter aboard the 52m motor yacht BELLE AIMEE and discover this breathtaking South East Asia yacht holiday destination in style, comfort and luxury. Burma or Myanmar yacht charter is considered as one of the best ways to discover this area renowned for its pristine and dramatic islands, cruising in a breeze with around two hours at most between anchorages. As featured in the beautiful video below, created by Q&K, the Amels Limited Editions 171 superyacht BELLE AIMEE accommodating up to ten charter guests,  has everything that is needed for an unforgettable holiday with your family, friends and loved ones.

Luxury motor yacht BELLE AIMEE

Luxury motor yacht BELLE AIMEE

BURMA YACHT CHARTER

If you are looking for holidays exploring deserted beaches and enjoying water sports, Burma yacht holidays may be just the right choice for you. There are beaches everywhere, jungle encrusted islands laden with exotic birds such as hornbill and fish eagles; and home to monkeys and flying foxes are waiting to be discovered. The only people you will see are the very friendly ‘Moken’ tribe of sea fishermen. The ‘Moken’ villages are extraordinary. The people are very friendly and welcoming.

Relax with your family and friends aboard charter yacht BELLE AIMEE

Relax with your family and friends aboard charter yacht BELLE AIMEE

Mergui Archipelago is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled jewels of the Andaman sea and because of its remoteness, renting charter yacht BELLE AIMEE is the best way for visitors to experience world-class dives in such renowned areas as the Big Bank, Rainbow Reef or the Silvertip Bank. Some islands feature massive boulders, soft corals and sea fans. Others offer wall diving, caverns, tunnels and drop-offs. A sensory and truly exquisite experience, a Burma superyacht charter is one that will fill your suitcase with memories to last a lifetime.

Belle Aimee yacht is fully equipped for any type of dive

Belle Aimee yacht is fully equipped for any type of dive

Captain Jonathan Kielty has a great experience cruising Burma with Belle Aimee yacht charters and will make sure your custom-created itinerary covers everything you desire from this holiday. Working together with his dedicated and professional crew you can rest assured that your expectations will be exceeded.

Family fun aboard Belle Aimee yacht

Family fun aboard Belle Aimee yacht

Charter Yacht BELLE AIMEE

Charter Yacht BELLE AIMEE

ABOUT LUXURY YACHT BELLE AIMEE

With an extensive refit in 2013, the 52m BELLE AIMEE superyacht (ex BEL ABRI) offers guests superb accommodation to up to 10 charter guests, combined with spacious on deck areas and a wide range of water toys and amenities. She is available for Southeast Asia yacht charters, including Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Indonesia and other destinations in this area. She was built by the renowned Dutch shipyard AMELS and represents one of the successful Amels Limited Editions 171 yachts.

Belle Aimee superyacht - Bridge Deck

Belle Aimee superyacht - Bridge Deck

BELLE AIMEE yacht spa pool

BELLE AIMEE yacht spa pool

Her interior by Laura Sessa in conjunction with the Onwer features a main-deck master stateroom, consisting of a full-beam forward cabin with a king size bed, a private office and a living room, separate dressing room and a large en-suite with shower, tub and his and hers sinks.

Offering generous spaces for outdoor entertainment, charter yacht BELLE AIMEE welcomes her guests on three deck levels. The al fresco areas have been emphasised on the request of the owner, boasting a larger than usual Spa Pool on the sun-deck, which is protected by a windscreen. Amongst the many personal touches to luxury yacht BELLE AIMEE, there is also a huge projection screen on the sun deck, where guests can enjoy one of the many movies from the Kaleidescape server, while sipping a cool cocktail from the full wet bar.

Belle Aimee yacht - Owner private office and living area

Belle Aimee yacht - Owner private office and living area

Belle Aimee yacht - Owner suite

Belle Aimee yacht - Owner suite

Each deck of BELLE AIMEE yacht highlights a different type of wood, as designed by Laura Sessa. “For example Maple is featured on the main deck and Zebrano on the bride deck, with dark wood Sucupira running as a common theme throughout the whole interior. I find that on yachts of this size that the bridge deck is where the owner tends to spend the majority of his time, where he has breakfast with the family, and so we have white and blue colour in the fabrics to maintain that connection with the sea outside.”

Superyacht BELLE AIMEE - Main deck

Superyacht BELLE AIMEE - Main deck

For more information about chartering super yacht BELLE AIMEE and a customised itinerary please, contact our brokers here.

About Q&K who provided us with the amazing video of Belle Aimee:

Quin Bisset and Kimberly Petritz are the team behind the fantastic videos and beautiful photography, providing their clients with professional and stylized strategic marketing campaigns producing the finest photography, video, print and web design.

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New photos of ISA 140 Sport Hybrid motor yacht SILVER WIND released by ISA Yachts

January 09, 2015

Ancona-based shipyard, ISA Yachts, has proudly released the new images of the ISA 140 Sport Hybrid motor yacht Silver Wind. Superyacht Silver Wind represents the first ever ISA 140’ (43,63m) composite motor yacht, and the only yacht mixing up very high performance with low consumption, thus solving many clients’ great dilemma.

ISA 140 superyacht Silver Wind - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

ISA 140 superyacht Silver Wind - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Luxury yacht SILVER WIND is a 3-deck planing composite motor yacht that uses innovative design to influence the owner and guest experience on board. Focused on elegant yet relaxed lifestyle, this stunning 43m balances light indoor areas with generous outdoor deck spaces, creating an open environment that emphasizes panoramic sea views while ensuring privacy.

Her exterior design is the work of Andrea Vallicelli which carries a bold and dramatic feel from the exterior through into the interior spaces. Strong diagonal lines run from the sundeck to the stern, mirroring the flair of the distinctive sweeping staircases. With her 4 cabins, super yacht SILVER WIND can accommodate 8 guests, who can enjoy navigation and at-anchor relaxing moments on the yacht extensive outdoor spaces, a huge sundeck and a cosy beach area with a generous swimming platform. Comfort at anchor is guaranteed by fixed fin stabilizers with electric actuators.

Luxury yacht Silver Wind - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Luxury yacht Silver Wind - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Interior design is signed by Valentina Zannier / Nuvolari & Lenard.

INTERIOR DESIGN

What defines SILVER WIND yacht’s interiors is a balance between relentless pursuit of themes which recur throughout the boat and the spirit that keeps the decoration linked  to a sober classic, yet contemporary mood.

Silver Wind shows a combination of timbers such walnut, high gloss ebony, satin rosewood and bleached walnut, and the distinctive of each wood is emphasized by the furniture design and the joinery details that become part of a tasteful  ensemble. What mostly catches the attention is how the main materials are mixed, woods and precious stones like onyx and marbles are blended with special decorative elements, artglass cascade, mother of pearls trimming and carved metal panels.

Motor yacht Silver Wind underway - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Motor yacht Silver Wind underway - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Fabrics are surely one of the most interesting design motifs, Armani Casa and Hermes upholstery distinguish the wall’s decoration repeating a pattern which is a trait and a tribute to early 20th century French style, as well as the metal straw marquetry which accompanies the other sophisticated finishes in the main deck that includes the owner apartment.

Ivory onyx, arco iris onyx for the owner bathroom, azul macauba, rosa Portugal and cipollino Greco for the guest area match the overwhelming handmade custom mosaic composed for SILVER WIND superyacht by the well-known Italian company Sicis.

Silver Wind Yacht - aft view - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Silver Wind Yacht - aft view - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

The awesome large salon has different areas where guests can enjoy various situations such watching movies, having conversation in the relaxing and generous aft sofa area .

Dining area is where form and function are harmoniously married, the custom designed table is meant to be the reflection of the radial wooden marquetry in the floor, the exquisite chandelier over it and the sea view complete the feeling of being in the best place on board while having formal dinners.

Silver Wind superyacht - top view - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Silver Wind superyacht - top view - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Lighting features and loose pieces have been furnished by renowned brands like Fendi and the beautiful art light of Charles Paris.

HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Thanks her unique hybrid propulsion system developed by Siemens and ISA Yachts, SILVER WIND can both run at the maximum speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots with a “traditional” propulsion system consisting of two marine diesel engines driving two Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets through reduction gear-boxes, and navigate at low speed of 8 knots with two main engines OFF, where the two waterjets are powered by the two electric motors connected to the gearbox. The same electric machines connected to the gearbox can work as shaft-generators during cruising, where the diesel generators can be switched off.

Silver Wind superyacht - Wheelhouse - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Silver Wind superyacht - Wheelhouse - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

The two diesel generators also supply power to the electric users and can work at variable speed, minimizing therefore the fuel consumption, the noise, the emissions and the maintenance needs. At electric mode, the total fuel consumption is 90 l/h for a range of 2600 nm, so extremely important for yacht transfer without guests onboard, as consumption goes from 55 l/nm at max yacht speed to 11 l/nm with electric mode on. Last but not least, when anchoring, with a reduced last of the board consumers, the diesel generators will run at reduced speed, with great benefit for the overall comfort.

The advantages of hybrid propulsion are countless. The large flexibility of operation modes in the first place. Then, depending on the operation mode of the vessel, the main engines and generators run less hours per year and, when in operation, at higher loads. Both lead to less required maintenance cost. What is more, the main and auxiliary diesel engines can always operate at its peak efficiency, thus reducing the specific fuel consumption and gas emission. This shall also result in a drastically lower noise level in overall yacht ambient. At 8 knots people on board have a feeling as to stay on a sailing yacht. Last but not least, there is a drastically improvement of the redundancy. If the generators set fails, two shaft generators will operate the electric users; if the main engines fail, the two generators can power the propellers.

Luxury yacht Silver Wind - Dining - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Luxury yacht Silver Wind - Dining - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

CUSTOM I-BRIDGE

Since the beginning of the project, 2 years ago (2012), ISA 140’ project has involved a lot of TEAM Italia and TRANSAS R&D departments as well as the ISA Yachts’ Technical Office. For the first time two major players in the international marine electronic technology applications have created a unique team-work, developing new tailor-made solution and project. Redoubled benefits for ISA Yachts and above all for the Owner who has been the main booster of this new concept.

The final product is a TEAM Italia I-Bridge® wheelhouse integrated with TRANSAS. The control system has been designed to create a dialogue between the two technologies at the highest of their functionalities. Moreover, TEAM Italia has deeply managed the lay-out  both on the aesthetical and functional points of view, studying the ergonomics and engineering the technical areas under console.

Super yacht Silver Wind - Main Saloon - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Super yacht Silver Wind - Main Saloon - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Augmented Reality is one of these new technologies realized by Transas that benefits navigators on their duty and it will give a navigator an incomparable situational understanding with a blink of an eye. In bad visibility, at night or in barely charted areas, Transas Augmented Reality technology will give you for the first time a full picture: sensor input from the forward looking sonar, chart data or position and route data are integrated with a video of the surroundings. As you see the reality and you have relevant information combined, making efficient decision never was easier.

Just a glance at the wheelhouse, with its high level of finishing is enough to immediately understand the hi-tech nature of this high-performance superyacht. Five monitors 24″ Touch-Screen HD, one 28’’ Stretch and four 13″ MMD HBB one of which dedicated to manage the Rolls-Royce Kamewa engine system, make the console incomparable both for the lay-out and above all for the functionalities offered.

Motor yacht Silver Wind - Wellness - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Motor yacht Silver Wind - Wellness - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

TEAM Italia has also engineered  and configured the fly-bridge in order to allow the complete efficiency and the management of all sensors and the subsystems already in the main bridge.

The final result is a highly technological and pioneering I-Bridge, second to no other in terms of customisation and integration, always in full compliance with safety regulation.

Super yacht Silver Wind - Master Cabin - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Super yacht Silver Wind - Master Cabin - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTING SYSTEM

The audio/video, domotic and entertainment integration on board has been made by the Italian company VIDEOWORKS.

The 4K UHD technology and the use of high level products as Bowers & Wilkins and Rotel in the Main Salon and in the Owner Cabin allow the Client and his Guests to enjoy the maximum comfort and the best audio/video technology available on the market.

The domotic with light, curtains, air conditioning and entertainment control are easily managed via IPads in all areas of the Yacht, with ease of use and fully customized graphic.

Superyacht Silver Wind - Master Bathroom - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Superyacht Silver Wind - Master Bathroom - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

The Airplay system allows to listen the favorite playlists where and when desired and the Apple TV, easy and intuitive, gives access to an important audio on demand storage upon iTunes library and movies on Kaleidescape library.

Thanks to the innovative ANC “Active Noise Cancelling” system patented by Videoworks in cooperation with DII of the “Politecnica delle Marche” University, installed on board inside the cabins around the bed, the Owner and his Guests will boost their comfort experience on board.

The ANC works by emitting an acoustic wave identical to that of the noise but with opposite frequency, creating a virtual and futuristic no-noise bubble that protects from the typical low-frequency noises.

Superyacht Silver Wind - Guest Cabin - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Superyacht Silver Wind - Guest Cabin - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Moreover, Videoworks took care also of the Light Engineering, as support to the Architect, studying also the best lighting scenarios implemented with Lutron systems which grant electronic control and in-wall keypads appropriate to the high level of this project.

MAIN TECHNICAL DATA OF SILVER WIND YACHT:

Hull & Superstructure material GRP

Classification RINA: C, _HULL,_ MACH,YCH (MCA),

Short Range

Compliance MCA, LY2 Code

Length over all 43,63 m

Length at water line 36,45 m

Beam, max 8,30 m

Depth, mld 4,05 m

Gross tonnage (estimated) 298 GT

Light ship 195 t

Fuel capacity 31000 l

Fresh water capacity 5000 l

Trial displacement 210 t

Full load displacement 235 t

Full load draft 1,55 m

Main engines MTU 16V4000M93L 2x 3440 KW @ 2100 rpm

Electric motors Siemens 2 x 125 KW

Gearbox ZF, RR 2,471:1

Propulsion system Kamewa Jets 2x 80 S3

Electric system 400 V / 50 Hz

Ship Monitoring and PMS Onyx

Main generators Siemens / Sisu 1x 270 eKW + 1x 135 eKW

Shaft generators Siemens 2 x 125 eKW

Max speed at trial displacement 32,0 knots

Cruising speed (75% MCR) 26,0 knots

Max speed Electric Hybrid Mode 8,0 knots

Range at cruising speed/ Fuel consumption 540 nm / 1400 l/h

Range at 8 knots / Fuel consumption 2600 nm / 78 l/h

Air conditioning Fan Coil system Condaria

Anchor windlass and capstans MZ Electronic

Stabiliser system CMC Marine, full electric, zero speed

Bow thruster Electric  CMC Marine 55 KW

Steering gear Rolls Royce

Passerelle Besenzoni

Garage crane Besenzoni

Exterior decks Teak deck 10 mm

Exterior painting Boero

Silver Wind superyacht - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Silver Wind superyacht - Photo Credits @ SuperyachtMedia

Below is a gallery for the beautiful charter yachts built by ISA Yachts.

Sunseeker International releases interior images of second ‘155 Yacht’ motor yacht Project GOLD DIAMOND

January 07, 2015

Sunseeker International has released the exclusive CGI interior images of the eagerly awaited second ‘155 Yachtmotor yacht Project Gold Diamond. Currently under construction in Poole, UK, superyacht Project Gold Diamond is scheduled for delivery in early 2016.

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' super yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image credit to Sunseeker International

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' super yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image credit to Sunseeker International

Sunseeker has taken the concept of series building with personal customisation one step further.  The modular build methodology enables the new owners to have substantial personal input into the interior design and layout via the yards ‘Bespoke’ service. The stunning images reveal the impressive new layout and design of this latest custom interior.

The Sunseeker team is approaching the halfway stage in the construction process with the hull, deck and superstructure fully moulded, engines and gearbox installed and painting of the superstructure underway.   The traditional ‘all white’ yacht will now move into the second stage of development, which will see the interior brought to glorious life by the talented Sunseeker team.

Luxury motor yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image by Sunseeker International

Luxury motor yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image by Sunseeker International

Luxury yacht Project Gold Diamond is an impressive fusion of engineering perfection and truly breathtaking design.  Featuring an elegant interior throughout, it has a more ‘classic’ feel than the first ’155 Yacht’ superyacht Blush which has already reached the finalist stage of the renowned ShowBoats Design Awards 2015.

The new Project Gold Diamond yacht will be powered by an impressive Twin 16V 4000 series MTU M93, which will deliver an increased top speed of up to 24 knots.

Alongside the remarkable engineering and stunning exterior structure, the interior is sure to delight and inspire Sunseeker lovers across the world.  The master stateroom in particular, features spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows which create a dramatic feeling of light and space while offering the most spectacular views.

Project Gold Diamond Yacht - Image by Sunseeker International

Project Gold Diamond Yacht - Image by Sunseeker International

Boasting impressive accommodation with six cabins for up to 12 guests in ultimate style and luxury, the forward lower deck area can accommodate up to 10 crew with a separate captain’s cabin located adjacent to the wheelhouse.

The upper saloon features a full-length stone finished bar and an additional secondary dining area which offers a less formal dining experience than the principal arrangement located on the main deck.  Yet another highlight is the spectacular port-side balcony which offers uninterrupted views.

The 155 Yacht features exquisite design touches throughout but it is perhaps the addition of a sauna to the Beach Club which is creating the biggest stir with potential customers.  This extravagant feature is yet another example of the custom approach Sunseeker is able to consider when dealing with clients through its ‘Bespoke’ service.

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International said: “The first 155 Yacht was a truly magnificent sight to behold and a stunning fusion of precision engineering and contemporary design.  Although a more ‘classic’ interpretation, the latest yacht will surely be met with the same reception when it is completed in early 2016 due to yet more innovative features and custom choices.

“As the largest yacht we have ever built, the 155 is testament to the dedication and passion of the Sunseeker team who bring together the very best of British engineering and design talent. We are immensely proud.”

The latest ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ super yacht Project Gold Diamond is scheduled for completion in early 2016 and will be available for luxury yacht charter shortly after.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

Photos of 140m Fincantieri motor yacht OCEAN VICTORY anchored in Porto Montenegro

January 05, 2015

Luxury motor yacht Ocean Victory is an outstanding 140-metre vessel, successfully delivered to her new Owners by the prestigious Italian shipyard Fincantieri last month. Superbly penned by bespoke Espen Oeino, with stylish interiors by Alberto Pinto, mega yacht Ocean Victory can be characterized by complexity, high technology content, innovation, as well as extreme care to details in the interior and exterior design. Below are the images of this jewel of the sea, anchored in Porto Montenegro – a beautiful Montenegro yacht charter destination, nestled in the Eastern Mediterranean.

New 140 mega yacht Ocean Victory in Porto Montenegro - a lovely Montenegro yacht holiday destination - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

New 140 mega yacht Ocean Victory in Porto Montenegro - a lovely Montenegro yacht holiday destination - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

Luxury superyacht Ocean Victory has been built to meet SOLAS regulations (Safety of Life at Sea), International Convention for the protection of human life at sea, under the supervision of the Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. She represents one of the world’s most advanced vessels in terms of safety on board.

Luxury yacht Ocean Victory in Porto Montenegro - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

Luxury yacht Ocean Victory in Porto Montenegro - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

Aerial view of motor yacht Ocean Victory - Image credit of Porto Montenegro

Aerial view of motor yacht Ocean Victory - Image credit of Porto Montenegro

Luxury motor yacht Ocean Victory - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

Luxury motor yacht Ocean Victory - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

The brand new super yacht Ocean Victory represents the highest expression of quality, technical ability and  industry standards. She boasts the highest functional and design integration of elements: a certified helideck with lifting platform and internal heli hangar, floodable tender dock, ten large shell doors, one under water observation room, six pools, SPA area over 300m2, fully integrated last generation lighting, audio/video and home automation systems.

Aerial view of Porto Montenegro with Ocean Victory yacht - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

Aerial view of Porto Montenegro with Ocean Victory yacht - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

Ocean Victory superyacht in Porto Montenegro - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

Ocean Victory superyacht in Porto Montenegro - Image credit to Porto Montenegro